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    New question here. Upgrading disk breaks...

    Hi, on the front of my bike I have a promax Mech and on the rear, V-breaks. I was wondering if it is possible to move the front disk to the back and put an 180mm+ disk on the front. My bike is a Shimano 240-DSX, with a Judy C front fork. Also, this bike was only $700cdn, and I got it on sale for $550. Is it worth upgrading it, or should I just ride it till' it dies?


    What are some good disks for good prices (looking for somthing under $120cdn)
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    I love the robust aluminum frame on the 240-DSX. I have the exact same bike and put quite a bit of inexpensive upgrades into it. It was a lot of fun to upgrade. I switched the Judy C for a Marzocchi EXR Pro, the cheap rear coil for a Cane Creek AD5, the front Promax disc for an Avid Mech, the seat for a lwt Velo, put some eggbeaters on it, and got rid of all the superfluous plastic. The bike rocks now! You can't go wrong replacing that Promax with an Avid Mech (~$69US online). Same brakes were running for ~$200 CAN at the LBS's when I was looking.

    You'd need a whole new hub to fit a rotor on the rear and it just isn't worth saving that Promax disc brake for it. If you want to make a good change to the rear, exchange the cheap quaility V brake for a better quality one like an Avid Single Digit rim brake.

    Here are a few pics of my 240-DSX with the upgrades. Good luck upgrading yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DcN
    Hi, on the front of my bike I have a promax Mech and on the rear, V-breaks. I was wondering if it is possible to move the front disk to the back and put an 180mm+ disk on the front. My bike is a Shimano 240-DSX, with a Judy C front fork. Also, this bike was only $700cdn, and I got it on sale for $550. Is it worth upgrading it, or should I just ride it till' it dies?


    What are some good disks for good prices (looking for somthing under $120cdn)
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    thats an interesting project. it looks much improved. do you have any more plans for it? I think i still see an Acera rear derailleur
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    do you have any more plans for it? I think i still see an Acera rear derailleur

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